Category Archives: Fathers

Focus on Life: Abortion

The Focus on Life initiative was undertaken by the Compassion, Mercy and Justice Team (formerly Social Concerns) to call attention to man-made or natural conditions that are taking, endangering, or denigrating human life from conception to old age. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. But…
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Without Rival: A FirstCov’er Story

Being at the right place at the right time may happen on occasion for just about everyone. What about when the right place and time also reveals a message specifically meant for you to hear? Those rare God moments do happen and FirstCov'er Joy St. John shares her story about a recent experience where God…
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When Scripture Speaks: A FirstCov’er Story

If you have read a verse or two in the Bible and have come back to it again, only to find that it speaks to you in an entirely different way, you are not alone. FirstCov'er Jeff Carow writes on how a very important section of Scripture looked differently to him recently. Eyes to See…
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Focus on Life: Domestic Violence

In 1989, the US Congress designated the month of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since then various national, state and local non-profit organizations sponsor activities to promote awareness and action. What is Domestic Violence?? The term “domestic violence” as defined by the Department of Justice includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed…
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Father’s Day: A Heavenly Perspective of Fatherhood (Psalm 25)

Father’s Day is a day typically set aside to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. The Bible is the ultimate instruction book for life here on earth, including instructions for Christian men raising their children. Ephesians 6:4 is a summary of instructions for the father, “Fathers, do…
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Reading as Parenting?

What role do books play in your parenting? Is it really important? This thoughtful piece explores five reasons to read aloud to our kids. Take another look at this "old" resource of books and reading aloud together as you carry out your role as the primary discipler of your children. Happy reading! Thinking carefully about…
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Happy Father’s Day! (The Father as Coach)

Fathers/Dads, sometimes we wonder what our role is. We wonder if what we do is right or are our exhausted efforts enough. Sometimes we may even become discouraged and think it is better to do nothing. Below is a video with Robert Guerrero, a professional boxer, who expresses a humility (due to his faith) that…
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